Rob Gronkowski was back for the Patriots in Week 1 and the offense should have been clicking, with Tom Brady looking for the big tight end in key spots, right?
The opener is mere hours away. So, of course it's time to talk about the biggest concerns for the Patriots as the season begins.
Is the Patriots revamped defense missing one key element - swagger?
The NFL champion Seahawks defense has it. (See Sherman, Richard). Are the Pats even capable of that kind of attitude?
The clock is creeping ever-so-slowly towards the Patriots' season-opener on Sunday against the Dolphins.
When Jon Lester was traded by the Red Sox, the team hoped Clay Buchholz could step up into the role of ace of the pitching staff.